A friend of a friend was on a plane, so I’m told, when a chap offered her a paper to read to pass the time. As you do.
When they touched down, he was amazed to learn she was not keen to go for a drink with him. Amazed? Because he’s given her a paper, not once, but two or three times. Surely, he insisted, she understood the ‘code’.
Sure, the paper represents a pass, a subtle chat-up. Having accepted it, she was “giving off all the right signals”.
She was baffled. And so was I. And so was the fashion editor, the music critic, the nose-to-the-ground columnist and the Rolex-wearing trendy f****er in Paul Smith suits I know in media buying.
Any ideas? I'd love to know.
Mind you, assuming this wasn’t a wind-up, I really should have asked what paper she was offered. It may have given a clue to Mr Mile-High’s intentions?
The Scotsman: Fancy a dram? I’ll pay you back.
The Catholic Herald: I have protection. But it’s under the seat.
The Mail: Education is crap, the health service is third-world and crime is out of control. Let's do it. We’ll be dead soon anyway.
The Independent: Let me bore you rigid.
The Metro: Come on, it’ll only take a minute.
The Big Issue: Sorry, but it’ll have to be your place. Oh, and any chance of breakfast in the morning?
Just a thought.